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Military units of Donbas occupied territories placed on high alert

It was also reported that the Russian Armed Forces is drawing up forces
17:15, 26 November 2018

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Military units of the occupied Donbas territories are placed on high alerts, as Vadym Skybytsky, Chairman of the Main Intelligence Department of the Defence Ministry, said at the briefing, broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.

“For today, all the units of the first and the second army corps are placed on high alert,” Skybytsky noted.

He added that Russian Armed Forces are drawing up 250 T-62 tanks from the eastern Russian regions to Rostov region.

Related: Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council proposes martial law from 14:00 on November 26

As it was reported, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed an order on the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to impose a martial law in Ukraine.

National Security and Defence Council proposed the President to introduce the martial law from 2 pm on November 26 till January 25, 2019. Poroshenko has approved the proposal with his decree. 

Related: Poroshenko puts in force decision on introduction of martial law in Ukraine

As we reported earlier the coast guard ships of the Russian Navy acted aggressively against the ships of the Ukrainian Navy, which have been carrying out a scheduled transition from Odesa port to Mariupol port in the Sea of Azov.   

‘Today, November 25, the ships of the Ukrainian Navy with two armored gunboats and a sea mule tugboat have been carrying out a scheduled transition from Odesa port to Mariupol port in the Sea of Azov. The intention to make the transition was informed in advance in accordance with international standards in order to ensure the safety of navigation. However, contrary to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the Treaty between Ukraine and the Russian Federation on cooperation in the use of the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait, the Russian coast guard ships - Sobol class patrol boat, Don border guard cruiser, Mangust class patrol boat and Suzdalets anti-submarine warfare ship performed blatantly aggressive acts against the ships of the Ukrainian Navy,’ reads the message. 

Related: Attempt to get out of situation, - Russian MFA on martial law in Ukraine

It is specified that Don border guard cruiser rammed the Ukrainian armored artillery boat, which led to the damage of the main engine, planting and accommodation rail, life float is lost. 

The Ukrainian Navy states that "the dispatcher service of the occupiers refuses to ensure the right of freedom of navigation, guaranteed by international agreements." Thus, according to the Ukrainian side, Russia has once again demonstrated its aggressive nature and complete disregard for the norms of international law. 

Related: IMF has no legal bans on cooperation with Ukraine in martial law conditions

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